Internship Opportunities


Develop your professional skills, gain work experience and receive credit through our academic internship opportunities.

1. Make an appointment with Mindy or Margaret in the Internship office to discuss opportunities.
2. Meet with internship professor so that you understand their academic requirements. Ask for a syllabus.
3. Update your resume and be prepared to submit a cover letter for the positions that interest you. Then,           prepare for your interview. 
4. When you have obtained an internship, return to the Internship office with a job description and site supervisor's contact information. Be sure to take care of this by the first day of the semester.
5. The Internship office will register you for the course. It will appear in your WebAdvisor once it is processed      by the Registrar.
6. Read all emails from the Academic Internship Program throughout the semester.
7. Make sure to fill out the Post-internship Evaluation Form that we email to you at the end of your internship.

Helpful Resources

Why should I do an internship?

Experiential learning is one of the best ways to explore and discern about one’s calling or vocation. Through hands-on experience, students may realize or confirm their desire to continue in their current field of study, or decide to change their focus. In addition, an internship allows a student to apply classroom learning in a real-world situation, while gaining professional skills and increasing awareness about which skills are valued in a professional setting. Internships are an excellent way to build one’s resume and develop a professional and community network. Finally, internships are one of the best ways to prepare for graduate school or employment. 

How do I find an internship?

There are many ways to search for an internship that is credit worthy: CareerLink at Regis, online resources under the Web Resources tab and obtaining contacts through professors, family, fellow students and alumni. Please schedule a meeting with us for more detailed information and tips for searching.  


What makes a good internship?

A good internship allows you to apply what you’ve been learning in the classroom, but also acquire new knowledge and skills that will be transferable to other employment and educational settings. You want to use and extend your current strengths, and develop new ones. The internship should have a beginning and end, and clearly defined objectives related to your own educational and professional goals. You want your level of responsibility to increase over time and have exposure to many aspects of the organization and its mission. The opportunity to meet or work with employees in different roles will help you in your vocational journey. 

Most important is the site supervisor. When you are interviewing, you want to ask key questions that will help you figure out if the supervisor is willing to provide guidance, training, answer questions, push you to excel, and provide the access and exposure you need as you consider your calling and future goals.

Do I have to be a senior to do an internship?

Academic internships are available to juniors and seniors in the 498 course and several other courses. Sophomores may take Field Experience for elective credit.

Where do internships take place?

Internships are available at many nonprofit organizations, small businesses, corporations, agencies, labs, and schools. It is dependent upon the student’s field of interest.

Do I have to do the internship for credit?

Most internships are completed for credit. Some majors require an internship in order to graduate, and some businesses require a credit-bearing internship for legal and policy reasons.


If I already have a job, can I use it for my internship for credit?

Sometimes. It is dependent upon the job description and the learning objectives set forth by the internship professor and student. If the description meets the objectives of the course curriculum, final approval is at the discretion of the internship professor.

If I worked during the summer, can I get internship credit for it in the fall?

No. Internship credit must be obtained during the same semester as the placement occurs. Retroactive credit is not given.

Can I do an internship abroad in the summer?

Students may choose to complete an internship abroad in the summer on their own. Regis does not offer credit or have signed agreements with any program providers, and no financial aid is available. Please check the Global Opportunities tab for programs that may be of interest.

Do I have to apply the credits toward my major?

No. If the student does not need the credits in their major in order to complete their degree, the student may choose to take the internship for elective credit.

Does the Academic Internship Program issue my final grade?

No. All grades are submitted by your faculty sponsor.

Get the most out of your Academic Internship Program experience by using the techniques and questions below.

  • Develop an organizational chart that describes your particular company/organization. Where does your unit or department reside in this chart? Who works there? What are the educational, professional, and skills backgrounds that the people who work in your area possess? Define one of the jobs that someone has in your department that you would like to have someday. What skills, qualifications and education would you need in order to obtain this type of position?
  • Who are the clients/customers served at your site? What methods of communication are used in order to reach these people? What kinds of marketing, sales, advertising or other forms of communication are used? Create a portfolio “audit” of all written forms of marketing, both internal and external, that your organization uses.
  • Budget and financial structure of your organization: Where does the money come from to operate your organization? How is the company structured financially? Interview the controller or top budget personnel to get a clearer picture of the financial design of your company. Is there an annual report that is public? Read it, then analyze and summarize key points of this document.
  • What is the salary range for top management, mid-level, and entry-level employees in this field? Do a salary survey on the Internet to determine the salaries that employees in this line of work can typically expect. Is your survey regional or national? How do salaries in Denver compare to those in other parts of the United States?
  • How are decisions made in your organization? How would you characterize the management style of the leaders in the company? What is the leadership style of your direct supervisor? If you have taken the Myers Briggs or other personality or style indicators, what do you think might be the styles of those who work closely with you? How does your style fit (or not fit) with the rest of your group? What recommendations would you have to enhance the interpersonal communication within your area or department?
  • Information/Systems: How is information processed at your internship site? Do a systems analysis of your organization, including an inventory of software and hardware. What recommendations would you make to top management that would be helpful for the future?
  • What are future trends in your field? Read three articles from journals, trade publications, and Internet sources that pertain to your field. How do these articles on the future trends in your field compare with your experience at your internship? On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being cutting edge, how does your organization measure up?
  • What kinds of ethical issues have you noticed at your internship site? How are diversity and gender issues addressed where you work? How many women and people of color are in top management positions? What is the mission statement of your organization? How is the mission at Regis and your internship site’s mission the same? How are they different? Write about an issue at work and how you would propose solving it. Is the culture at your organization “inclusive” or “exclusive”? 

    These links can get you started, but you should also ask professors for ideas and come to our office for an individual appointment. Make an appointment by emailing Mindy Taylor or Margaret Mailander.

    Most of these websites can be used for both internship and job searches.

    CareerLink(Regis University job and internship database)

    www.indeed.com

    www.looksharp.com

    www.internships.com

    www.glassdoor.com/Students/index.htm

    www.simplyhired.com

    www.careerjet.com

    www.careerbuilder.com

    www.andrewhudsonsjobslist.com

    www.usajobs.gov

    www.idealist.org

    http://www.coloradononprofits.org/careers/career-center/internships/

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/denver

    http://jeffco.us/jobs/

    Internship Opportunities in other States

    Through reciprocity with other Jesuit universities across the country, you can access internship databases and information for cities outside of Denver. View the Jesuit Career Center Consortium for information and ask Academic Internship Program staff to help you make the reciprocity request.

    REGIS COLLEGE SEMESTER IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

    The Regis College Semester in Washington, D.C. is a competitive program providing three students per year the opportunity to earn 15 credits during a semester of experiential immersion in our nation’s capital. Students may choose from two different program providers: The Washington Center, or the Washington Community Scholars’ Center associated with Eastern Mennonite University. Juniors and seniors in any discipline in Regis College are eligible to apply.

    With both programs, students intern most days of the week, take courses for credit, and attend events around the city. They develop strong relationships with fellow students, program staff, and internship supervisors. 

    The student’s academic advisor at Regis works closely with the student to make sure they stay on track to graduate. All coursework in D.C. has a letter grade which factors into the student’s GPA at Regis.

    Applications are available each year in January. For more information, contact the Academic Internship Program.

    INROADS

    Talented students of color have the opportunity to apply for paid summer internships that provide training for management and professional careers with Fortune 500 companies. Visit www.inroads.org to apply.
      
    Some of the qualifications:
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • One summer remaining prior to completion of undergraduate degree
    • Major or Career Interest in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering (STEM), Supply Chain Management, Computer Science/MIS, Healthcare, Retail Management and Liberal Arts

    OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR TALENTED STUDENTS

    For further information about any of these programs, please contact Mindy in the Academic Internship Program.

    LINKS FOR INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    The Academic Internship Program provides this list for the sole purpose of informing students about potential international opportunities. Regis University does not necessarily endorse or have agreements with any of these organizations.

    API 

    Arcadia University

    BUNAC  

    CAPA

    CCRC Asia

    CIEE Summer Global Internship

    CIS Abroad

    Cross-Cultural Solutions 

    Cultural Vistas

    The Education Abroad Network

    ELI Abroad

    Eurasmus

    Global Experiences

    Go Abroad

    GoinGlobal

    IES Abroad

    International Volunteer HQ

    International Volunteer Programs Association

    Internship UK

    ISA Internships and Service-Learning

    Jesuit Volunteer Corps

    Kaya

    Projects Abroad 

    RISE Research Internships in Science and Engineering

    StudyAbroad.com

    Transitions Abroad 

    Study Abroad

    Regis' study abroad programs give traditional undergraduates the opportunity to travel across the world and experience cultures, landscapes, and lifestyles that will forever change the way they think. Be part of something bigger and begin your study abroad experience by viewing our Study Abroad webpage.